Hybrid carotid stent for the management of a venous aneurysm of the sigmoid sinus treated by sole stenting

Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2012 May;46(4):342-6. doi: 10.1177/1538574412442593. Epub 2012 Apr 25.


We describe the case of a 59-year-old female presenting with a disabling pulsatile tinnitus caused by a venous aneurysm of the sigmoid sinus. This is the first successful case of sole stenting, using a closed-cell design in the central part of the stent, leading to the occlusion of the aneurysm and the cure of the tinnitus. Venous aneurysms of the dural sinuses are rare causes of pulsatile tinnitus and the sole stenting technique provides a simpler, safe, and effective approach.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Angiography, Digital Subtraction
  • Cerebral Angiography / methods
  • Cranial Sinuses* / diagnostic imaging
  • Endovascular Procedures / instrumentation*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / complications
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / diagnostic imaging
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / therapy*
  • Middle Aged
  • Prosthesis Design
  • Stents*
  • Tinnitus / etiology
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Treatment Outcome